352802 SW 10th Ave
Ok, I heard about this place as being the best coffee in town. Well, it lived up to the type. So good to visit a place that does its own roasting and has complimentary snacks to allow me to enjoy a great cup of coffee! Cool vibe and people were very friendly! I will be back here on a regular bases!
Holy cow. Masala Latte. Go chai, drop tea, use a coffee base. The best inventions make you say, "duh, why didn't someone (me!) think of that before? If someone else is doing this, I totally missed it. Chef turned coffee freak making wonderful things. They even make their own masala syrup. Explore.
I can't tell you how many people I've told about this coffee place since going there for my first time. It's a great place to get a coffee, a wonderful spot to meet people (if you can find a spot to sit), and a relaxing place to do work (again, if you're lucky to find a seat). First, the staff are knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. I walked in, never having been there before, to meet some clients, and the staff gave me some helpful suggestions. Second, the coffee is masterful. Smooth, rich, creamy... just what you're looking for in a coffee. Then you add in one of their handmade flavors, and the taste knocks you on the floor. Recently I had to cut back on coffee, but this place made me want to get up and get another cup. I tried their bourbon Carmel. Man oh man, just thinking about it makes my mouth water. I can see why they are so popular. Listen, in a town where there's 3 or 4 coffee places on every corner, it can be difficult deciding on what place to go, but when I'm near, I'll be here. Just wish they were open later.
It's really hard to decide where to go when there are so many amazing coffee roasters in Portland. Checking on the good ones is always on my list at travel. Found this place and gave a shot. It's a trendy place and the deco was similar to others in Portland. Open floor plan and baristas were right in the middle of the cafe shop. I ordered the latte with bourbon and caramel flavor and mocha. My sister tried the mocha and was impressed how smooth was. I loved my latte too. The combination of sweetness and saltiness created the perfect balance. Glad that we found this new place and we will be back!
My boyfriend and I were looking around for a coffee shop to do work and this was one of the larger coffee shops that we found that also provided free wi-fi. The interior is very cute, plenty of tables and chairs to do work on but it does get really busy in here so it might be hard to actually find an open table. * Kouign Amann * We were pleasantly surprised by their kouign amann. Their little upside down pastry is crispy and caramelized on the outside but soft and airy like that of a croissant on the inside.
The only true coffee house in the area, and LOTS OF WINDOW LIGHT--thank you! Solid and exactly what I was looking for. Nice place to study with enough plugs for study at the bar, not much otherwise, so be charged up. Nice selection of pastries and such with service very responsive, engaged and pleasant. My taste in coffee is rather simple--add two shots to what you have and fill it to the top, so I have no expertise in judging coffee or coffee drinks. We will always come back.
A beautiful coffee house full of windows and light. Love the name and the location (across from the central library). There are many seating options and plugs available for those whom need to work. The music is nice but not distracting. I order a latte which had a mellow flavor and appropriate milk froth. I've had better but I have also had much worse. Overall I found the latte good for the amount of folks in line and the single Barista pulling shots. My friend had a chai tea which she loved. The counter service was excellent and efficient. I would definitely return for a shot of espresso to really get a sense of their coffee.
Portland can be overwhelming with all its coffee choices. I met up with a friend for a quick coffee and bagel. Dirty Chai Tea Latte was tasty- very heavy but yummy. We were also given a free bagel which was exciting! Apparently they had accidently made up a toasted one with a side of cream cheese. Juxtaposed with all the fabulous eats in Portland this bagel tasted sad. Plain, unexciting and mundane. Enjoyed my Latte though. Would come back for coffee/the environment but not the food.
This is my favorite cafe in downtown Portland! They make an amazing roasted hazelnut latte, which I highly recommend. They don't have a ton of pastry options but the bagels are good. There are tons of seats here as well as free WiFi, so it's the perfect place to get some work done or chat with a friend over coffee.
What a treat! I love coffee and I love kombucha. Their seasonal menu is everything! During the summer I got this delicious ice coffee and vinegar tonic drink. Whenever I feel parched I reminisce about this refreshing drink. Their artwork for their menus is also beautifully done and the ambiance is just right. This area of OR has great shops including a comic shop right next door and a minerals shop down the street. Will be back.
Pretty good coffee shop with pretty good coffee. They sell Bakeshop pastries which is nice. Cool atmosphere. Always full of customers. Service is friendly. Plenty of people working on their laptops or reading. What else is there to say? Yeah, it's a good shop, but it's one of many the city has to offer. If you're nearby and want coffee or a place to work/read, come here, don't make any special trips.
Ahhh, those rainy reads in cafes, memories that have filled me up with so much pure pleasure, my limbic storeroom of an amygdala is so full, I still draw from them when need be, and even created a new one yesterday morning. Rain...drizzle...only 42 inches or so per year ( discounting winter, the worst in Rip City in 50 years)... hit coffee, old wood, creaky chairs when shifting weight, loud banter, books and tablets and laptops...happiness of yore for me. Crazy good homemade hot chocolate, and a bag of Guatemalan finca ( farm) to go. I love Portland cafes!
Probably the best cup of coffee my entire trip to Portland. My only regret is not coming the first day so I could have this coffee everyday. The service was pretty great too. Very friendly with a great vibe. This is a nice place to hang out while having a cup. Absolutely come here for a great coffee!
This place has been on my list since I arrived in Portland and I had the luxury of some buffer time between running errands and a movie. I was on a mission for a hazelnut latte when I arrived, but had to go with the special peppermint puerh tea latte. The ambiance in here is great - very buzzy and lots of people watching. They also had Otis Redding and Sam Cooke playing while I was in, which is always a good sign! The latte took about 5 minutes and came out perfectly hot and foamy in a big mug. I have been attempting my own lattes at home and they simply do not compare! I will return for that hazelnut latte someday. :)
We love this place. We visit every time we make it Portland. Delicious Jalapeño Salt Bagles.
Case Study could not have had more friendly service. I wasn't scanning the coffee roasts for more than 15 seconds when someone appeared at my side to ask if I needed help. I explained that I was picking out a roast for myself and a one for a friend and looking for recommendations, and she absolutely lit up. After giving me a couple of suggestions, she and the cashier (who mentioned she loved the light roast we'd selected) helped me figure out how coarse to grind the coffee I'd be sending my friend, who is trapped...er...*staying* with her Folger's drinking relatives all summer. I had no idea what kind of maker they use, let alone if they even owned a grinder (doubtful), so I really appreciated this bit of extra effort to make sure my friend can properly enjoy her birthday gift. Before leaving another customer spotted the dark roast I'd picked out for myself and assured me I would love it. Best coffee-buying experience I could ask for. I look forward to my next work trip to Portland when I fully intend to hole up in this place (great open setup with beautiful sunny windows) for several hours.
Nice coffee shop in one of my favorite areas of Portland. While the cold brew on tap was enticing, the New Yorker in me went for a small black coffee. Nice robust brew! This place is attached to a hotel lobby that has a nice sofa-oriented seating area. Great for people watching.
I had a chance to visit Portland with my family so we decided to drink coffee at Case Study. I was actually a little bit worried though because I had never heard about this cafe. I know there are many great cafes all around Portland but Case Study was close to our hotel. I was totally wrong. This coffee was really awesome. Seriously, the coffee here was very, very good. This place must be more famous!
Good coffee with fast service. If you're looking for a quiet place to study this place is not for you. If you want a bustling place to people watch both inside and out, you'll be entertained. Definitely a better and more satisfying choice than the Starbucks across the street!
I love my coffee. And I'm pretty simple when it comes to how I like my coffee. I'm happy with my usual iced vanilla latte. But why did I ever have to come to Portland and discover what I had been missing in my life?! The bourbon caramel latte. I wish I would've known sooner during my trip about this amazingness in a cup...then I would've gotten my caffeine fix every day until I couldn't. This coffee shop is great too. Great atmosphere, open space. Staff is very friendly. We need more places like this in California. If you ever find yourself in Portland, do me a favor and have a cup for me!
1465347 NE Sandy Blvd
I'm so excited to have found such a great local coffee shop nearby! The Case Study is a quiet, cozy place in the Hollywood area for an afternoon cappuccino and some people watching. I love that it's close to Whole Foods and my bank. Exceptional service, fabulous coffee, terrific atmosphere....love it
Nice medium-sized and cozy coffee shop on busy Sandy. Two large doors open to an angled space with mellow cream and wood tones inside. Warm lighting and dark marble service counters keep things subdues with copper-covered tables to work at. A timeworn floor and small speakers add the right tone and background feel. Typical coffee shop menu is simple and inexpensive. Quick service is a clear indicator of the skills behind the bar, and the overall cleanliness speaks of attention to detail. The folks behind the counter are very nice, smiling and chatting and genuinely having a good time. There are a few outlets sprinkled around the room, but you should probably have your batteries charged if you plan on working here. If not, you'll find yourself watching the traffic on Sandy through the large front windows, which is enjoyable in itself. Solid 4 stars, my new neighborhood shop.
$6.50 iced latte (Almond milk) even though I get half the coffee and half the flavor. That stinks
Lovely little coffee shop serving snacks and custom made lattes. Nice, inviting environment. Got the drip coffee of the day and it was served from a table top, push button dispenser that seems to only keep my coffee warm for the first 2 sips. Other than that, nice place.
2 stars for the coffee girl-- she's cute and made a pretty mocha. I also ordered mine w almond milk-- wasn't sure if I'd like a detour from my usual Breve, but it was smooth and creamy I don't care for a sweet coffee, but our mochas had very little flavor. We asked for more syrup and I was given a small squirt, my brother was directed to a side table to add his own simple syrup. $6.50 each/ $14 total w tip. For coffee. Ouch!
I love their seasonal concoctions (see previous reviews.) While their homemade Egg Nog was tasty and a re-order item, I'm a bigger fan of the carton variety you get at Safeway during the holidays. One reason is that the latter is much thicker. Still one of the top overall coffee shops in Portland.
Came here for the first time to meet a friend and arrived a touch early - so fun to people watch and see customers repeatedly visit the counter to refill their drinks. It appears that some like it so much they stay for hours and I could see why; the ambiance is great for solo activities (like reading or working), social engagements and, most definitely, Portland people watching. Drinks are solid, too! A new favorite, I think :-)
Awesome service, strong cold brew and a cool place to hang out. Always love when a place is open before 7 for coffee for my pre-work pitstop. 12 oz cold brew was $3.50 or $3.75. Also tasted a Fleur de sel caramel latte. Melty rich smooth foam atop creamy delicious coffee. Notable! Right next door is Bakeshop that opens at 7am so if you come before 7 you can enjoy a cup before you grab a perfect pastry.
Definitely a bit out of the way from my usual inner SE spots, but a great shop. It's large and spacious. The feel is a bit eclectic, with a large (probably close to 14') table that would fit right in a quiet library reading room, and then a half-dozen or so copper-top tables for two. Along the large store-front windows, there's a counter tops with another half-dozen seats and aluminum Navy chair stools (or maybe knock-offs?). On a Sunday after noon, there were close to a dozen folks in the space, a mix of those catching up and having conversations and those on laptops. The laptop users were mainly around the edges of the room (likely to take advantage of outlets). The counter top along the window gave me the option to work while standing (which is a definite plus for me). While I'd like to think I can make a differentiation between bad and good coffee, I'm not enough of a coffee snob to really differentiate between good and great coffee . . . the cold brew I had hit the spot.
Coffee had a nice bold flavor without it tasting too acidic. Really chill atmosphere and staff seemed happy to be there. Great place to spend a lazy morning reading the paper and drinking good coffee.
This is one of my favorite place to come and connect with friends or work on a project. It is loud enough that talking is. It off limits and the music isn't so irrational loud that focus on work is lost. It has the feel of the perfect cafe with plenty of table space and plug ins for all. The atmosphere is simple without being austere or unfriendly. Very inviting and friendly. I would recommend it very highly.
They have a great space for all kinds of things. Informal meetings, studying, relaxing, it's pretty comfortable. They get some of their snacks from the bake shop next door. Well done! I had a dirty Chris latte and an onion bagel with cream cheese. The latte was great and came out fast. The lady made the bagel but just left it on the back counter for some reason. Their drip coffee is great. A testament to any great roaster is the having a smooth black coffee. And they do.
I like this place. A lot, actually. However, the other day I ordered a 12 oz mocha and was charged $5.25? I thought that I had heard the barista wrong. I really wasn't trying to be rude, but genuinely thought that I had misheard her. Perhaps it is old fashioned of me, but I tend to expect 12 oz mochas to be in the $3- $4 dollar range and I usually leave a dollar tip. But $5.25?!
I made a special trip out here to try the hazelnut latte, which was just ok.. the worst part was the service. The people helping me were just so unfriendly. The barista made my drink at first using the wrong milk, and when I offered to take that one too (why waste? I was sharing the drink and could have used more) he bluntly replied, "I'd rather just give you the drink that you ordered." And he threw it away!! If there's one thing I cannot stand, it's wastage. And hatred. I found both at this place. Will never return.
Drinks were good, but can someone explain to me why if you order a latte you get your drink brought to you, but if you order an americano you have to go get it yourself? Kind of weird, no?
My last stop before concluding my Portland trip. This is one of the best coffees I have ever had! I didn't have anything special, just the coffee of the day, which was Ethiopian. This cafe roasts seasonal coffees and they also have daily specials... I seriously fell in love with this place and was almost sad to leave Portland because of this... but then I cheered myself up, reminding myself that LA also has a lot of great cafes. Anyway, this will be my first stop when I return to Portland! :) I definitely want to try the latte and some of the teas next time I visit.
I would say this is the worst of the three locations. The vibe just isn't that great. The drinks are also not made with much care. My latte was not extra hot like I asked and the texture of the foam was off but what saddened me the most was that he gave me an 8 oz when I asked and paid for a 12 oz! :(
I really want to love this place. I've tried to like this place, three times now. The staff is always warm and super friendly and if there was a way to rate the service alone, they would get five stars. I always order signature/seasonal/special lattes from places that offer them. They are my kryptonite. Each of the three times I've done so here, they've been lackluster in flavor. They also don't warm the milk on a "hot" latte at all, they take it straight from the fridge and plop it right into the cup, making the overall latte temperature lukewarm at best. Today I ordered their special orange blossom iced latte, thinking that this would avoid the temperature problem. I ordered and paid for a 16 ounce latte. The barista pulled out a 12 ounce cup, filled it 3/4 with ice, poured about a shot of the orange blossom flavor over the ice, then filled the cup with milk nearly to the top. Then a second barista pulled an espresso shot and poured that over the top and handed it to me. I told them I had ordered a 16 ounce and the barista who took my order was apologetic and immediately grabbed a 16 ounce cup. But instead of remaking the drink, she simply poured the first one into the new cup and filled the rest of it with milk. Just plain, cold milk. "So the only difference between a 12 ounce latte and a 16 ounce is four ounces of milk?" I asked. The second barista said "yes, and more flavor" (there was never any additional flavor added). Then I asked how many shots are in a 12 ounce vs. a 16 ounce and he replied, "two, there are two in both." I only saw him pour in one to begin with. There's a chance he's a rapid espresso shot puller and I missed one of the shots being poured in... maybe? Even if he did add two shots of espresso to the original drink, are you telling me that four more ounces of an espresso drink doesn't actually require more espresso? Is this standard practice everywhere except Starbucks and I just never knew? Whatever the case, my latte tastes like I just paid over $5 for a plastic cup full of ice and milk with a subtle hint of a bitter flower. And for me, this is three strikes and I'm off to much better coffee.
After hitting up Pitch Dark next door, we needed somewhere to duck out of the rain, sit for a bit and plan our next move. Case Study fit the bill perfectly. It had that coffee house feel one would expect to find in PDX. I went with the White Chocolate Ganache Latte and my husband ordered the Cascara (coffee cherry) tea. My latte was delicious and truly made with a chunk of ganache rather than some super processed syrup. I watched as the barista lovingly made sure the ganache melted into the espresso. Great little shop on Sandy Blvd and will definitely have them on our list if/when we are back in Portland.
Very good house coffee. A bit on the pricey side but has a good environment to work in or have a meeting. Love the copper tables